PRIZE DRAWS

A Prize Draw is made every three months. All Pass Plus Cymru participants who have submitted their post-course questionnaire during the previous three months, will be entered into the draw.

A young man who took part in a council-run Pass Plus Cymru course has been congratulated after winning a prize draw.

22/2/17
Ben Read, from Llandegla, was randomly selected from drivers across Wales who had recently taken part in Pass Plus Cymru, to win the course’s quarterly draw.

The course is available to drivers aged 17 to 25 who live in Wales, and is designed to help young drivers become safer on the roads.

It’s a short, expert-led higher driving course designed for young people to widen experience and develop driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.

The Pass Plus Cymru course costs £20 and is delivered in Wrexham by the Council’s Road Safety team, and funded by Welsh Government.

Ben said: “I decided to take the course to get more experience -now I have taken it, I feel safer and more confident when driving.

“I’m very pleased to have won the prize draw.”

Cllr David A. Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said “New drivers can lack the vital skills and experience needed to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road and this course aims to influence them to become more confident and more responsible as drivers.

“I congratulate Ben on his success and am pleased to see the Pass Plus Cymru course was of use to him.”

Congratulations to Ffion from Ceredigion

20/10/16
Pass Plus quarterly prize winner Ffion Wyn Lloyd from Cwrt Newydd Ceredigion has been presented with her £250 prize money by Heulwen Davies –Road Safety Assistant.

Ffion said ‘I felt it was very important to complete Pass Plus Cymru after gaining my full driver’s license. As all of my driving experience has been on rural roads, PPC gave me the opportunity to gain valuable experience and confidence when driving on the motorway and tackling busy roundabouts – for £20 I don’t know why any newly qualified driver wouldn’t complete Pass Plus Cymru’.

Ffion also said that she has been actively promoting the course amongst her friends, and she learnt a great deal from the theory session as well as the practical.

Ceredigion County Council Road Safety department feels this course gives new drivers important early-on experience driving on busier, faster, bigger roads that they would otherwise be left to get to grips with by themselves or with someone unqualified.  The experience they gain in invaluable and we cannot thank the ADI’s enough for working with us to provide such a fantastic service to Ceredigion’s newly qualified young drivers.

Courtney Drives Off With Prize

22/7/16
An important driving course has given Pontygwaith’s Courtney Baber not only discounted access to essential additional motoring skills – but also a cheque for £250!

The latest winner was Courtney Baber, of Pontygwaith, who was presented with her cheque by Driving Instructor Colin Jones of LuvDrivin Driving School this month.

Courtney said: “I did my Pass Plus Cymru because I felt I needed more confidence driving through country lanes andon busy roads. I gained lots of knowledge and much more experience. I really enjoyed Pass Plus Cymru and would recommend it to anyone. It can also lower your insurance which is a bonus.”

Colin said: “As a retired Firefighter I know only too well how important it is for all new drivers to gain as much early driving experience as possible. This will keep them safe in the early days and stand them in good stead for the many years of driving in front of them. Pass Plus Cymru offers the newly qualified driver an early opportunity to gain this broader driving experience under controlled supervision that normally learner drivers rarely get.”

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet member with responsibility for Highways, said: “Congratulations to Courtney for not only winning the prize draw, but successfully completing the Pass Plus Cymru scheme. It is essential that young and inexperienced drivers get all the support and training they need to ensure they remain safe motorists for the future”

Young Driver Wins Prize Draw

22/7/16
A young driver from Cwmbran is the lucky winner of £250 from Pass Plus Cymru after taking part in the scheme to improve her driving skills. Eighteen year old Lauren Dockree from Croesyceiliog passed her driving test in 2015 and took the Pass Plus course to gain additional experience.

The course is available to drivers aged 17 – 25 in Wales and is designed to help young drivers to be safer on the roads. It focusses on driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.

Ms Dockree was randomly selected from drivers across Wales who had recently taken part in Pass Plus Cymru, to win the quarterly draw. She said: “I decided to take the course to get more experience and now I have taken it I feel safer and more confident when driving.”

The Pass Plus Cymru course costs just £20 and could also help drivers to get a discount on their insurance. It is delivered in Torfaen by the council’s road safety team and other road safety teams across Wales.

Councillor John Cunningham, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “The Pass Plus Cymru course is an excellent way for young drivers to develop their skills, introducing them to some of the more difficult situations they are likely to face on the roads.

“The courses are subsidised by Welsh Government so there is not a huge cost involved and I would urge all young drivers to give it a try.”

Pass Plus Cymru Awards Latest Prize Winner

A young driver from the Gwendraeth Valley has not only improved his driving skills but has been lucky enough to win a £250 cash prize.

Joshua Rees, aged 17, from Penygroes, recently completed a Pass Plus Cymru course.
The scheme helps young people aged 17 to 25 who have recently passed their test to improve skills and gain extra experience.

Usually costing around £160, it is significantly discounted to £20, with the balance made up by the council’s road safety unit, thanks to funding from Welsh Government.

Not only did Josh build his confidence in the driving seat, but he was also the winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize draw.

The £250 cheque from Road Safety Wales was presented to Josh by the council’s Executive Board Member for Transport Cllr Hazel Evans. Josh said he would be putting the money towards a car.

Speaking about the course, he said: “I found it very beneficial, especially the experience of driving on the motorway and at night. I found the information about stopping distances really useful too.”

Cllr Evans said: “This is an excellent scheme that helps young people gain valuable extra experience and positive motoring skills that would otherwise take a long time to acquire. Well done Josh for taking part and for winning the prize draw.”

Hanako Moves Up A Gear

25/8/15
A young motorist from Pembrokeshire has steered into a cash prize after taking extra driving tuition through Pass Plus Cymru.

Hanako Lander from Clunderwen has won £250 as the latest winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly draw.
Hanako, who works as a chef, said the course had been invaluable. “I learnt much more about road safety than I would have just to pass the driving test,” she said. “I definitely feel a lot safer on the road now and I would recommend it to other young drivers.”

Hanako was presented with her prize cheque at County Hall this week by Councillor Keith Lewis, Deputy Leader and Pembrokeshire County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Kirstie Donoghue.

Congratulations to Hannah

19/1/15
Hannah Lousie Jones, a customer services advisor from Knighton is the latest Pass Plus Cymru prize draw winner.

Having attended the workshop in Llandrindod Wells, Hannah completed a feedback form which was entered into the draw. On winning Hannah said, “Pass Plus Cymru was brilliant, I’ve recommended it to many of my friends as it’s definitely worth doing.”

It gave me experience of motorway and city driving, plus information about drink driving and what to do in bad weather. I’ve put the prize money into my car fund to help pay for my insurance and any repairs.  Thank you so much.”

Georgina Takes The Prize

23/9/14
Following her recent attendance at Pass Plus Cymru, Georgina Adam from Denbighshire has been selected as the quarterly prize draw winner.

Like all candidates who have completed the feedback questionaire, Georgina’s name was entered  into the prize drawn. Georgina is the lucky winner of £250. Congratulations!

Swansea Student Benefits From Motorway Instruction

2/07/14
Full time student, Leah Morris was presented with a cheque for £250 by Swansea Road Safety Officer, Amanda Howarth, as the winner of the quarterly Pass Plus Cymru draw.

Leah said “Completing Pass Plus Cymru was extremely worthwhile and has provided me with the confidence to tackle the M4 whilst travelling to and from college”.

Leah will be putting the money towards a holiday and will also be encouraging her friends to sign up to Pass Plus Cymru as soon as possible.

Vale of Glamorgan Winner

3/3/14
We are pleased to announce that the winner of  the latest Pass Plus Cymru Prize Draw for £250.00 is  Sion Thomas. Sion lives in the Vale of Glamorgan. Congratulations Sion.

Pass Plus Cymru gives Lewis Confidence

12/11/13
A young Llanrhystud motorist is the first Ceredigion winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly draw.

Lewis Jones who studies Media was presented with a cheque for £250 by Ceredigion County Council Road Safety Officer Terry Jones after his evaluation form was entered into the Road Safety Wales prize draw.

Lewis is planning a trip to America next year and the £250 will go towards this, Lewis also said that he will be driving down to Cardiff next weekend and the Pass Plus Cymru practical driving session he received has given him the confidence to do this.

Jessica’s A Pass Plus Cymru Winner

20/5/13
A young Ebbw Vale motorist is the first Blaenau Gwent winner of the Pass PlusCymru quarterly draw.

Conor Jones, a student at the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, was presented with a cheque for £250 by Road Safety Officer Maria Barsi-Mills after his a feedback form was entered into a free prize draw.
Conor’s name was drawn from a list of all participants throughout Wales who returned their evaluation form on completion of the Pass PlusCymruCourse.

Young people are over represented in incident statistics and so Pass PlusCymru is aimed at 17 to 25 year olds who live in Wales and have recently passed their driving test.

Young people taking part in the scheme will pick up tips and pointers about:
• Heading off on the motorway
• Driving techniques and hazard awareness
• Getting around at night
• Coping with busy towns and cities
• Driving on rural country roads

Blaenau Gwent Road Safety Officer Maria Barsi-Mills said:
“New drivers can lack the vital skills and experience needed to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. Pass PlusCymru aims to influence them to become better and more responsible drivers and the course costs just £20.”

Conor’s £250 Windfall for Completing his Questionnaire

20/5/13
A young Ebbw Vale motorist is the first Blaenau Gwent winner of the Pass PlusCymru quarterly draw.

Conor Jones, a student at the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, was presented with a cheque for £250 by Road Safety Officer Maria Barsi-Mills after his a feedback form was entered into a free prize draw.
Conor’s name was drawn from a list of all participants throughout Wales who returned their evaluation form on completion of the Pass PlusCymruCourse.

Young people are over represented in incident statistics and so Pass PlusCymru is aimed at 17 to 25 year olds who live in Wales and have recently passed their driving test.

Young people taking part in the scheme will pick up tips and pointers about:
• Heading off on the motorway
• Driving techniques and hazard awareness
• Getting around at night
• Coping with busy towns and cities
• Driving on rural country roads

Blaenau Gwent Road Safety Officer Maria Barsi-Mills said:
“New drivers can lack the vital skills and experience needed to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. Pass PlusCymru aims to influence them to become better and more responsible drivers and the course costs just £20.”

Flintshire Young Driver is a Winner

8.1.13
Daniel Badrock an Engineering student from Connahs Quay recently won the Pass Plus Cymru Quarterly Draw.
Daniel’s name was drawn from a list of all participants, throughout Wales, who returned their evaluation form on completion of the Young Drivers Course after completing the Pass Plus Cymru driver training programme.  He is pictured here receiving his cheque for £250.00 from his Approved Driving Instructor Eddie Cliffe accompanied by Flintshire Assistant Road Safety Officer Chris Cogswell.

Powys Driver Boosts Confidence with Pass Plus Cymru

4/9/12
Candidates who take part in Pass Plus Cymru and who then return a questionnaire about the scheme are automatically entered into a quarterly prize draw, with a prize of £250.

The latest winner is Josh Stephens from Powys.  Josh, who was presented with his cheque by Nicky Davies, Area Road Safety Officer for the South of Powys was extremely pleased with his win and said:
“During the Pass Plus Cymru experience I learnt a lot of new driving techniques and it was a brilliant confidence booster. I would strongly recommend it to my friends and any other young drivers in the County.”
So, when the questionnaire drops onto your doormat, don’t throw it in the bin – fill it in.  You could be our next winner, and assist us in making sure that Pass Plus Cymru remains a vibrant, relevant and enjoyable scheme for everyone who takes part.

Monmouthshire Young Driver is an All-Round Winner

14/5/12
Joel Williams is just one of the young drivers in Monmouthshire who enrolled on a Pass Plus Cymru course to improve his driving techniques – for just £20.

Joel then went on to find he had won £250 after his feedback form was entered into a free prize draw.
Joel was presented with his cheque by Monmouthshire’s Road Safety Officer, Carolyn Derosaire at Caldicot Castle.  Joel was delighted with his cash prize, and said, “I really enjoyed taking part in Pass Plus Cymru and have greatly benefitted from the experience.”  He added that he now actively encourages his friends to sign up for a course.

His Driving Instructor, Russell Bull, of Magor School of Motoring, echoed this, “I find delivering the driving sessions really rewarding for myself and the young drivers I teach.  Young drivers, even after passing their driving test, lack the skills and experience needed to assure their safety and the safety of others on the roads.  Pass Plus Cymru goes a long way to addressing some of these issues.”
Carolyn Said, “The Pass Plus Cymru scheme started in June 2006.  By 2012, around 10,000 young drivers from area all across Wales had signed up to become safer drivers and the number is growing.”
So, if you are aged 17-25 and live in Wales
Driving is your responsibility – take action to become an even better driver.
Pass Plus Cymru could be right up your street.  It’s a short, expert-led higher driving course designed for young people to develop road techniques and to widen experience.
It is supported by the Welsh Government.

Young people are over represented in incident statistics and the Welsh Government is working with Road Safety Wales to encourage young drivers to become even better drivers with the ultimate objectives of reducing incidents and saving lives.

£600 Reduction In My Car Insurance and a £250 Prize Thanks To Pass Plus Cymru

Young Anglesey motorist, Andrew Thomas, has won the Pass plus Cymru quarterly prize draw of £250. Andrew, of Menai Bridge, an A level student at Coleg Menai Bangor,  was presented with his cheque by Pass Plus Cymru presenter Meurig Jones, and Isle of Anglesey County Council Road Safety Advisor Bethan Parry.

Andrew`s name was drawn from a list of all participants, throughout Wales, who returned their evaluation form on completion of the Young Drivers Course after completing the Pass Plus Cymru driver training programme.  He was taught by driving instructor Bruce Boe.

Andrew said Its well worth doing the course as you get to experience different driving situations and Ive also had a £600 reduction in my car insurance.

Pass Plus Cymru has been developed for novice drivers aged between 17 and 25 to offer more than the basic driver training .Isle of Anglesey County Council is able to offer this post driver training course thanks to funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.
Young people taking part in the scheme will pick up tips and pointers about:

Heading off on the motorway
Driving techniques and hazard awareness
Getting around at night
Coping with busy towns and cities
Driving on rural country roads

Katie’s A Pass Plus Cymru Winner

13/9/11
Katie Sands of Merthyr Tydfil is the latest recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize, her name was drawn form hundreds of candidates who had returned feedback forms following participation in the scheme

Overjoyed with her £250 cheque which was just in time for a pending holiday trip, Katie said she felt the course had really improved her driving skills and she had enjoyed the whole process.
Katie Sands is pictured with Alyn Wayman Fire Service presenter for Pass Plus Cymru, Cllr Tony Rogers, Cabinet Member for Customer, Technical and environmental Services and Pauline Halliday Pass Plus Cymru Presenter.

Gethin Drives Off With Prize!

28/2/11
A young Pembroke motorist is the latest winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Eighteen year old Gethin Llewelyn from Hodgeston won £250 after his name was drawn from a list of young drivers who had completed the advanced skills course.

Pass Plus Cymru is aimed at novice drivers between 17 and 25, who have passed their driving test.
Organised by local authorities it offers them advanced driving skills beyond the Basic Pass Plus Scheme.
Gethin, who is a pupil at Pembroke School and works part time at Manor House Wildlife Park said: “Pass Plus Cymru gave me valuable extra experience and positive driving skills that I would otherwise have taken longer to acquire and to get the training for just £20 was even better!.”
He was presented with his prize cheque at County Hall by Councillor Jamie Adams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Planning.

“Pass Plus Cymru is a great initiative,” he said. “By educating young and newly qualified drivers it aims to influence them to become better and more responsible drivers thereby making the roads safer in Pembrokeshire and Wales.”

David Williams, Chief Executive of vehicle breakdown cover firm, GEM Motoring Assist said it was delighted to donate the prizes for the safer driving initiative.

“GEM Motoring Assist believes that it is important to learn how to identify and manage risk in today’s traffic conditions early in one’s driving career. To this end Pass Plus Cymru ticks all the right boxes.”
It is estimated that nearly 10,000 novice drivers have taken the Pass Plus Cymru course since 2006.
It costs young people just £20 for the whole course thanks to a special road safety grant from the Welsh Assembly Government.

Morys Wins With Pass Plus Cymru and GEM Motoring Assist

27/7/10
A Gwynedd teenager is celebrating a bonus award after taking part in a campaign to help young drivers stay safe while behind the wheel of a car. The Pass Plus Cymru scheme is a driver improvement course targeted at young drivers aimed at improving their general motoring skills and driving down the chances of being involved in an accident.

The scheme, which is supported by the Gwynedd Road Safety Partnership, awards a £250 cash prize to one participant every three months. The winner this season is Llanrug teenager Morys Williams.
Morys, 18, a student at Coleg Menai, Bangor said: “It was great to have the extra training with a professional after passing my test and to pay only £20 was even better.”

Young people taking part in the scheme will pick up tips and pointers about:
Heading off on the motorway
Driving techniques and hazard awareness
Getting around at night
Coping with busy towns and cities
Driving on rural country roads

Colin Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Manager, a member of the Gwynedd Road Safety Partnership, said:
“The Pass Plus Cymru scheme is a great way for young people to improve their driving skills and be less likely to injure themselves, their passengers or other road users in a road accident.
“Sadly, drivers in this age group are the most likely to involved in accidents and anything we can do to prevent this is good news indeed.

“Everyone who takes part in the scheme is entered into a draw and one lucky winner will win £250. Well done to Morys Williams for winning this draw.”

Safer Driving Pays Off!

New driver Rebeca James from Aberbargoed is celebrating after winning a cash prize as part of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly draw. Rebeca, aged 18, signed up to take part in the Pass Plus Cymru scheme which provides additional practical training for new drivers. Her name was drawn from a list of all the participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course.

Rebeca’s £250 prize was donated by GEM Motoring Assist. Their Chief Executive Officer, David Williams said ‘We are delighted to donate the prizes for this safer driving initiative. GEM Motoring Assist believes that early in one’s driving career it is important to learn how to identify and manage risk in today’s traffic conditions. To this end Pass Plus Cymru ticks all the right boxes.”
On receiving her prize Rebeca, who is a student at the University of Wales, Pontypridd, said, “It was great to get the extra training with a professional after I passed my test – and to get the training for just £20 was even better!”

Rebeca’s prize was presented by Councillor Rob Gough, CCBC cabinet member for transportation and planning.
Over the last twelve months 108 young drivers from Caerphilly have taken advantage of a Pass Plus Cymru Course. 385 young drivers from across the wider region have opted to become better drivers, and a majority have benefitted from lower insurance premiums because they took the time to take extra training.

Thomas Gains £250 Thanks To Gem Motoring Assist

21/1/10
17-year-old Thomas Bailey, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion  is the latest recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Thomas’ name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. His Pass Plus Cymru ADI was Steven Griffiths of Aberystwyth Driving School.
On receiving his prize Thomas, who is a student at Coleg Powys, Newtown, said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the extra training that Pass Plus Cymru gave me and picked up a lot of useful tips and advice as a new driver. I recommend it for all those who have just passed their test”

Catrin Drives Away With The Prize

17-year-old Catrin Selway of Old Colwyn, is the latest recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru £250 quarterly prize.
Catrin’s name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. Her Pass Plus Cymru ADI was Dean James of Progress Driving School.

The prize was donated by GEM Motoring Assist. Their Chief Executive Officer, David Williams said ‘We are delighted to donate the prizes for this safer driving initiative, which gives novice drivers additional training. I feel sure that Pass Plus Cymru will help to contribute to making Welsh drivers of tomorrow more aware, considerate and safer.

On receiving her prize Catrin, who is a trainee hairdresser, said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the extra training that Pass Plus Cymru game me and picked up a lot of useful tips and advice as a new driver. I recommend it for all those who have just passed their test”

Geraint’s A Winner With Pass Plus Cymru

26/8/09
19-year-old Geraint Phillips a Bristol University medical student from Birchgrove, Swansea is the winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Geraint’s name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. GEM Motoring Assist’s Chief Executive Officer, David Williams said ‘We are delighted to sponsor these prizes for a 2nd year. Any initiative that gives novice drivers extra training and support deserves encouragement and GEM Motoring Assist is delighted to invest in safer and more responsible driving.” www.motoring assist.com
On receiving his prize Geraint said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the extra training that Pass Plus Cymru gave me and picked up a lot of useful tips and advice as a new driver. I recommend it for all those who have just passed their test”
The course which has been running from Morriston Fire Station since September 2006 aims to promote road safety to newly qualified young drivers aged between seventeen and twenty-five by enhancing their knowledge, skills, attitude and understanding through the provision of theoretical and practical driving instruction.

Station Manager David Phillips said “The Fire and Rescue Service attend many incidents where people are seriously injured or killed as a result of a road traffic collision. We believe that by educating young and newly qualified drivers we can hopefully influence them to become better and more responsible drivers and over the longer term we will see a substantial reduction in the number and severity of such incidents. Pass Plus Cymru is one of a number of very successful road safety schemes we run in partnership with the Police and Road Safety Teams”

The cost of the whole course is £20, a massive discount from the normal cost of between £120 and £150. This is made possible by a road safety grant from the Welsh Assembly Government via the City and County of Swansea’s Road Safety Team.

Jeff Green, County Road Safety Officer said “If anyone in your family is a newly qualified driver living in Wales, I would urge them to reserve a place on the next available Pass Plus Cymru Course by visiting www.dragondriver.com Each candidate undertaking a course in Swansea will also receive an emergency breakdown kit after completing their theoretical training session.’

Prize For Gwent Young Driver

23/3/09
22-year-old Rebecca Smith from Cwmbran is the latest recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Rebecca’s name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. Her Pass Plus Cymru ADI was Kevin Cunningham.

Rob’s A Pass Plus Cymru Prize Winner

13/1/09

Rob Hughes who lives near Llandrindod Wells is the first Powys recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Rob’s name was drawn from a list of all participants, throughout Wales, who returned their evaluation form on completion of the Young Driver’s Course. Rob won £250, which has been donated by GEM Motoring Assist.

On receiving his prize, Rob said: “I hadn’t done any motorway driving before and it gave me confidence with motorway and city driving. I found the whole experience very beneficial.”

Gareth Evans, Drive On Instructor and Pass Plus Cymru Presenter said: “I think the Pass Plus Cymru scheme is a worthwhile course to do as it gives the new driver a lot of on-road experience and helpful advice. Young drivers also have the possible benefit of an insurance discount for the small sum of £20.”
The course consists of a theory session and practical session, which are carried out by Approved Driving Instructors. Once completed, young drivers may be entitled to reduced motor insurance costs. The scheme is aimed at 17 to 25 year olds who hold a full driving licence.

Jessica Gets Her Prize!

9/10/08
22-year-old Jessica Wright, is the second recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize. Jessica’s name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. Her Pass Plus Cymru ADI was Mr Ron Ingall of Ron Ingall School of Motoring which is based in Whitchurch.
GEM Motoring Assist’s Chief Executive Officer, David Williams said ‘We are delighted to sponsor the prizes for this exciting Welsh initiative. I feel sure that Pass Plus Cymru will help to contribute in making Welsh drivers of tomorrow more aware, considerate and safer.

On receiving her prize Jessica said, “ I thoroughly enjoyed the extra training that Pass Plus Cymru gave me and picked up a lot of useful tips and advice as a new driver. I recommend it for all those who have just passed their test”

Councillor David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said, “Pass Plus Cymru is a great initiative to help young drivers learn more driving skills and become safer drivers”.

Pass Plus Cymru has been developed for novice drivers aged between 17 and 25 to offer more than the basic Pass Plus scheme. Wrexham Council is able to offer this post driver training course thanks to funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. The cost of the whole course is only £20, a massive discount from the normal cost of between £120 and £150. Training courses are being run in Wrexham County Borough throughout the year.

Joe Bacchetta a University of Glamorgan journalism student from Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf is the first recipient of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize

May 2008
Joe’s name was drawn from a list of all participants who returned their evaluation form on completion of the course. His Pass Plus Cymru ADI was Simon Hughes of SMS, Aberdare. GEM Motoring Assist’s Chief Executive Officer, David Williams said ‘We are delighted to sponsor the prizes for this exciting Welsh initiative. I feel sure that Pass Plus Cymru will help to contribute in making Welsh drivers of tomorrow more aware, considerate and safer”